The Children's Television Workshop asked us to do a theatrical logo. At the time digital to film technology wasn't really cost effective so we did the old fashioned way.
The clip below is a one light transfer from the negative. We never did a supervised video color correction -always crucial with R. O.'s work on film. That's why the white background is so blue and the colors in general don't pop. We did do several color timings on the print although I don't think this was ever used.
There's was a bit of a fight on the creative here. I kept saying it was too long. I always say that. In this case it was because I felt the format -a logo at the head of film -should only last five, seven, ten seconds tops. This one is positively Russian in length.
Tissa David did the animation. Valerie Cardon assisted, mostly on the little letters. She also did a lot of the cel painting.
Pentagram designed the logo. I don't think they're responsible for all the weird shading and dimensionality.
Not too long after, the same company called ---with a new name!
Sesame Workshop wanted us to animate their new logo. I can't remember who designed it, sorry. It was a big company.
I won on the brevity issue. This was 2.5 seconds. That's it. We did do a few minor variations in action and timing. And a around 10 color variations.
I painted them all on my blue clamshell iBook.
Tissa David animated this as well. I remember in the meeting R. O. trying to impress Sesame Workshop with her Electric Company credits. They totally didn't care.